As yoga or movement professionals, there is a good chance you will encounter people in your classes who experience pain. After all, an estimated 20 - 25% of North Americans, and 1.5 billion people worldwide, live with chronic or persistent pain. And more people are seeking yoga to help cope. However, in order to offer safe, accessible, and appropriate classes for people in pain, professionals need to gain a better understanding of the complexities of pain, including the current science surrounding pain and how yoga can help.Join Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko, and Marlysa Sullivan, co-editors and co-authors of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care, for this workshop that will explore what current science teaches us about pain, how yoga practices and philosophy are related, as well as some common misunderstandings surrounding pain in our culture and yoga communities. Learn how to use this knowledge to offer safe and suitable practices for people in pain. This workshop consists of both lecture and experiential learning, and is informed by contemporary pain science, yoga, clinician experience, and the lived experience of pain.
THURSDAY APRIL 02
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (6 HRS)BOOK SESSION
Through both lecture and experiential teaching, this workshop explores the current science about pain, how yoga practices and philosophy can relate to pain management, as well as common misunderstandings surrounding pain in our culture and yoga communities. Learn how to offer safe and suitable practices for people in pain.
SATURDAY APRIL 04
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (2 HRS)BOOK SESSION